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Urban Institute Book Considers Taxation of Capital Income, Illuminates Policy Issues

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Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher(s): Tax Policy Center

Author(s): The Urban Institute

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Banking and finance (Taxation and tax policy)

Keywords: Economy; Income and Wealth Distribution; Tax Policy; Tax Distribution and Economic Trends

Type: Report


A new Urban Institute Press book delves into the intricacies of how the U.S. tax system deals with capital income and what switching to a consumption tax might mean. In Taxing Capital Income, some of the nation?s leading tax experts tackle three questions integral to capital income: Do we tax it? Should we tax it? Can we tax it?